Nutrition for Health and Fitness: Fat in Your Diet (FCS8128/HE695)

Fat is big news. Almost every day we hear about the epidemic of obesity, and recommendations for how much and what type of fat we should have in our diets. With new research all the time, it can get confusing for consumers. This revised 8-page fact sheet will help you understand why it’s a good idea to choose a diet that is low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol. It also will give you tips to help you meet these dietary guidelines. You will learn how to make simple changes in your eating habits to help reduce your health risks. Written by Linda B. Bobroff and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, April 2011.